Kampala: IWPG’s 4th Int’l ‘Loving Peace Art Competition’ holds preliminary awards ceremony
According to the organizers, about 170 students participated in Uganda for the first time this year.
By Our Reporter
Kampala – June 30, 2022: The International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Chairwoman Hyun-sook Yoon) successfully wrapped up the Ugandan preliminary awards ceremony for the 4th International ‘Loving-Peace Art Competition’ offline on June 24th. The Jeonbuk Branch of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Chief Branch Manager of Jeonbuk Mi-hyeon Yeo) sponsored the event and made it possible.
The IWPG International ‘Loving-Peace Art Competition’ was arranged to remind children and youth of the painful history of the war to raise their awareness of the cessation of war and promote the culture of world peace.
The event was planned under the theme of the ‘World United By the Light of Peace’.
With the event title ‘Peace, Let’s Be Friends!,’ about 170 high school students participated in peace painting at Cruciform International Ministries(Principal, Muwonge kiiza muzamil) and Buloba Christian High School(Principal, Godfrey Luyimbazi) in Kampala Uganda, on 28th May.
The judges screened the paintings submitted in the preliminary round according to the criteria. The results are as follows: David Ledama was awarded the top prize, Kendi Kirimi the excellence prize, Jamara Muthoni, Etthan Ngare Karathe, and Blessing Inge the encouragement prize.
Along with the participating students, Bukenya Lawrence (Cruiform International Ministers, Grade 7) and Tumwine Gideon (Buloba Christian High School, Grade 5), who won first place in each school, said they were encouraged to deliver a message of peace through paintings and would like to participate in IWPG’s peace activities.
More than 10,000 people from 61 countries worldwide including Uganda participate in the 4th International ‘Loving-Peace Art Competition,’ and each country or each IWPG branch holds the ceremony for the preliminary awards.
The best paintings selected from each country are mailed to the Republic of Korea, where the IWPG headquarters is located, and reviewed in November finals.
Meanwhile, IWPG is an international women’s NGO registered with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) and the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC).
They actively engage in peace activities through peace initiatives such as Support and Advocacy for Establishment of an International Law for Peace, Global Women’s Peace Network, Women Peace Education, and Plant Peace (spreading a culture of peace).